Empowering Change: Much needed investment for innovation in Self Management

Sara Redmond (Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland)

THE HEALTH and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) today, has announced funding for 34 new Self Management projects, granted to organisations across Scotland.  

The Fund supports self management for people living with long term conditions, disabled people and unpaid carers across Scotland, enabling people to be in the driving seat of their health, care and wellbeing.

Funded organisations and projects include National Autistic Society Scotland who will deliver community based workshops for unpaid carers of autistic individuals aged 14-25 to support their transition from child to adulthood, and Your Voice Inverclyde which will work with disabled people, those living with long term conditions and unpaid carers to co-produce a volunteer-led self management course and peer support group.

Sara Redmond, Chief Officer of Development at the ALLIANCE said:

“Everyone has the right to live well with dignity and respect yet for too many people and communities the cost of living crisis comes on top of worsening health inequalities arising from more than a decade of austerity and exacerbated by the pandemic. Self management approaches can support people to live better, with greater options for support, and reduce some of the burden of these inequalities.

The ALLIANCE is pleased to be able to support a further round of projects working with diverse communities across Scotland, developing a wide range of approaches designed and delivered in partnership with the people they aim to support, providing the third sector vital resources to respond to this challenging climate.”

The newly announced projects will run for between one and three years and target the identified priority areas for self management approaches, namely disrupted care due to the pandemic and the wider determinants of health.

This investment from the Self Management Fund, administered by the ALLIANCE, is made possible by the continued support and investment from the Scottish Government of £2 million annually.

Find out about the projects receiving funding and the reach of the fund in the summary document provided with this press release.

For more information, contact Fund@alliance-scotland.org.uk

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